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Ford News

Ford Announces February 3rd As the Date for Focus RS

Jan 21 2015 03:45 PM | Ford News
One of the vehicles we were expecting to see at the Detroit Auto Show but didn't show was the Focus RS. Well it appears Ford has something special for that. The company has released a teaser video showing a camouflaged Focus RS doing a bit of sliding around in wet and dry conditions. The video also has a date, February 3rd. This is when Ford will reveal the Focus RS to everyone.

Those hoping for Ford to release any technical details will be disappointed to hear that no information was released.

Source: Ford

Don't Expect Aluminum Ford Cars Says Ford Executive

Jan 15 2015 01:45 PM | Ford News
Ford's decision to use aluminum on the F-150 has paid off in big dividends in terms of weight, fuel economy, and performance. Now you would think that Ford would use aluminum in other vehicles. Not so fast says Ford's president of the Americas Joe Hinrichs. At the Automotive News World Congress, Hinrichs says that aluminum will stick with the trucks.

“One of the big benefits you get from light-weighting ... you can tow more and haul more. You don’t get those same benefits to a customer on the car side. Truck buyers will pay for more capability, car buyers will pay for better fuel economy, but there’s other ways to get fuel economy in a car without the need to provide more capability," said Hinrichs. “I don’t think we’ll see a...

MyFord Touch Shown the Door, Sync 3 Enters

Dec 12 2014 08:25 AM | Ford News
Ever since Ford introduced MyFord Touch on the 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, the infotainment system has received a deluge of complaints ranging from the system lagging, unresponsiveness, and tiny touch points. But a replacement is coming.

Ford announced yesterday their next generation of infotainment systems, called Sync 3. The system s simpler to use, more intuitive, and faster than previous versions.

“We considered all the modern smartphones and mobile operating systems and created something familiar but unique. Simplicity has value. Reducing the number of things on-screen also makes control easier and is designed to limit the number of times a driver has to glance at the screen,” said Parrish Hanna, Ford globa...

Ford Announces New Performance Division, Focus RS Confirmed

Dec 11 2014 01:15 PM | William Maley in Ford News

Before the Detroit Auto Show, Ford has made some big announcements concering their performance cars. First was the announcement of a new performance division named Ford Performance. The division will unify Ford SVT, Team RS, and Ford Racing to create p...

Rumorpile: Ford's Performance Roadshow At Detroit

Dec 02 2014 08:15 AM | William Maley in Ford News

Ford is bringing the performance goods to the Detroit Auto Show. Car and Driver, and Road & Track have published separate reports on what the blue oval has planned.Refreshed Fiesta ST: Car and Driver reports that some aesthetic changes are in store...

Ford Releases Fuel Economy Numbers on 2015 F-150

Nov 22 2014 10:35 AM | William Maley in Ford News

Ford has finally spilled the beans on fuel economy for the 2015 F-150 engine lineup for two-wheel and four-wheel drive variations. The fuel-economy numbers do put Ford in a good place for most half-ton gasoline competitors. But the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel s...

Forbidden Fruit: Ford Reveals New Ford Everest SUV

Nov 13 2014 01:11 PM | Drew Dowdell in Ford News

Ford revealed a new 7 Seat off-road SUV called the Everest in Bejing; Sorry U.S. driver, you can't have one. The Everest will only be sold in Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South African markets. The Everest is a body-on-frame SUV and is availa...